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    Mandy Moore Redid "Candy" And It Is Amazing

    ♫ I'm missing you like candy. ♫

    Today is Amanda Leigh "Mandy" Moore's 31st birthday!

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    That means it's been 16 YEARS since she gifted us with one of the greatest bubblegum pop hits of ALL TIME.

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    But it turns out Mandy kind of hates "Candy," even though it was her debut single and one of her biggest hits.

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    "If I had the money," Mandy said, back in 2006, "I would give a refund to everyone who bought my first two albums."

    That didn't stop her from covering it — yes, she covered her own song — while on tour in 2007.

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    After successfully stripping down Rihanna's "Umbrella," Mandy took on "Candy" — a song she said "absolutely has no meaning whatsoever."

    The cover is a bluesy-rock take on the song, and it. Is. Amazing.

    View this video on YouTube

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    Seriously, a great hidden gem of the internet.

    That one part Mandy couldn't bring herself to do? The iconic semi-rap breakdown.

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    Can't really blame her, can you?

    Anyway, happy birthday, Mandy! 🎉🎉🎉 Release some new music, please?!

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